James (Buddy) McGirt

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Buddy McGirt

Name: James McGirt
Alias: Buddy
Birth Name: James Walter McGirt
Born: 1964-01-17
Birthplace: Brentwood, New York, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Brentwood, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 6½″   /   169cm
Reach: 70″   /   178cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager and Trainer: Al Certo

Regional and Minor Titles

  • WBC Continental Americas super lightweight champion (1985-87)
  • IBC junior middleweight title (1996)

Since his retirement, McGirt has become a highly regarded trainer. Among those that he has trained are Antonio Tarver and Arturo Gatti. He won the Boxing Writers Association of America Trainer of the Year Award for 2002.

His son, James McGirt Jr., is also a professional boxer.


Preceded by:
Terry Marsh
Retired
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
1988 Feb 14 – 1988 Sep 3
Succeeded by:
Meldrick Taylor
Preceded by:
Simon Brown
WBC Welterweight Champion
1991 Nov 29 – 1993 Mar 6
Succeeded by:
Pernell Whitaker


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